Mother's Day was Hard

On the night after Mother's Day, I tumbled into a pit full of grief and fear and recrimination. At midnight, all I could do was weep and get out of bed until I picked up Julie Canlis' Theology of the Ordinary to switch the conversation in my head. Canlis says, "Without at theology that values slow growth over dramatic change and the 'ordinary' as essential to our spiritual maturity, we are in danger of living in a burned over district or burned over spirituality" (8). Her emphasis on not doing great things for God was deeply encouraging considering how plain and quiet my life has become.

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